POPE PIUS DEAD
Rome. Pope Pius died this afternoon.
GERMAN ADVANCE ON BRUSSELS UNCHECKED
i ITALY ASKED AGAIN TO JOIN THE KAISER
1 Rome, Aug. 19. Advices from Serejevo state that
the Austrian commanders have ordered that Servian
prisoners be carried on all military trains and they are to
be executed should the Servians endeavor to wreck the
Washington. Japan's ultimatum to Germany de
manding relinquishment of the province of Kioa-Chau
China, has reached the Berlin foreign office, the Japan
ese embassy here announced today.
Washington. Following a White House confer
ence, Chairman Alexander of the House Merchant Ma
rine Committee introduced today the administration bill
to provide war risk insurane for American shippers and
vessels during the European, war. '
London. Reports from St. Petersburg that Russian
warship has been sunk by a mine in Black Sea.
Rotterdam, Aug. 19. Authoritative reports receiv
ed here today declared the kaiser had thwarted Japan
and will evade the issue raised by the Eastern empire in
its determination to war upon Germany. The kaiser is
now negotiating with China for the return of Kiao-Chau
and plans to cede the province back to the republic.
Japan's ultimatum 'aroused the greatest indignation in
Paris. War office announces that German aviators
flying French flag passed over Luneville and dropped!
three bombs. No damage done.
Paris. Widely circulated reports
that the Belgians have definitely
abandoned the defense of Brussels
are without official confirmation. It
is stated in official circles, however,
that these reports might be" true.
, It is further explained that there
never was any serious intention on
the part of the Belgians to defend
Brussels. Instead the plans for the
general defense all centered around
Antwerp. It was to be the center of the en
tire Belgian defensive clans and if
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